Mental Health Training Series

Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Div.
Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Div.

The Mental Health Training Series is part of the Mental Health Specialty Track of Allen Superior Court.  Those working with the Family Court system (e.g., attorneys, CASA, GALs, DCS, probation, law enforcement, court staff) are encouraged to register.  All youth workers in our community are also welcome. One CEU per hour of training will be available to participants upon request.

The training series, a collaboration between Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES and Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division, is offered free of charge and is funded in part by The Lutheran Foundation.  The series has expanded in 2016 to accommodate up to 100 participants and will include 8 training dates.  Preregistration is required.

To receive email announcements when registration opens for the Mental Health Trainings contact Great KIDS.

DVDs of some 2016 Trainings are available in the Great KIDS lending library.

 2017 Training Series:

Pediatric Addictions

Presented by: Dr. Leslie Hulvershorn

Click on the link below to download presentation:

2017 Pediatric Addictions Allen Co Library

Leslie A. Hulvershorn completed her undergraduate at Indiana University with a B.S. in Neuroscience. She continued on to graduate school at University of Oxford where she earned her M.S.c in Auditory Neuroscience. Dr. Hulvershron attended medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she is now the associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Hulvershorn is also currently the principal investigator on several pediatric neuroimaging research projects, where she is studying brain circuitry in a group of children who are at high risk for the development of addictions.

Non-violent Crisis Intervention Workshop

Presented by: Carmen Bergman

Thursday June 8th & Friday June 9th
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(Same workshop offered on 2 different dates)

This workshop teaches strategies to be more effective in crisis situations and is ideal for mental health professionals, health and social service workers, school personnel, parents/foster parents, and healthcare workers.

Click here for more information and to register


This documentary film tells the story of Lincoln High School as the principal, Jim Sporleder, and staff transform Lincoln into a “trauma-informed” school.  Great KIDS has purchased the rights to show the film.  Please contact Great KIDS if you would like to schedule a showing in your school, organization, or agency.


The Mental Health Training Series is funded, in part, by a grant from:Gradient_RGB-01